University of Delaware just announced that they have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as a Web-based cooperative library management system for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, discovery, license management, and workflow improvements.

In their announcement, “A ‘first’ for UD Library,” they share how the new “cloud-based” system will increase effectiveness and better utilize the library’s vast resources. Taking routine library functions to the cloud can reduce duplication of loading records locally and eliminates the need for maintaining local systems.

The University of Delaware Library is the first academic research library and the first member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to implement the OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Their plan is to have the implementation completed by the summer of 2013.

Melody K. Smith

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